Tuesday News Rundown (10-28-2014)

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By Nestor Vazquez
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"Dancing with Death"
“Dancing with Death” event poster.

Early voting is currently taking place on campus from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. until Thursday at the LBJ Student Center. The last day to vote is Tuesday, November 4. People must have a form of identification — not a student ID — to vote. Representatives with the Texas State Student Government said they encourage everyone to make their voice heard and remember every vote counts.

Texas State Student Affairs will host an open hearing for students at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow LBJ Student Center to discuss tuition increases for the 2015-2016 school year. The meeting will bring up university tuition issues and allow students to ask questions about the proposed increase.

Last night, Texas State University Student Government held their fifth annual round table event for students to talk to administration campuswide. Student Government Vice-President Sean Quinones said housing, transportation, student affairs and many other topics were covered.

“We try to bring pretty much every aspect of campus to the round table so that way no matter what a student has a problem, a concern or perhaps even something they want to talk positively about, so they’re not always necessarily problems, but it’s an opportunity for students to come and interact with top administration on campus,” Quinones said.

Quinones said although there was good advertisement of the event, he wishes more students would have participated in the round table. In the future, he hopes to increase outreach to let students know about the event beforehand.

The second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan has been cured. Amber Joy Vinson appeared at a press conference earlier today to mark her release. According to the Washington Post, Vinson was declared virus free after her 13-day battle. Her recovery leaves only one person in America known to currently have an active case of the virus. While other Dallas health workers are still being monitored, officials believe that if no one develops symptoms of the disease by November 7, they can officially declare Dallas Ebola-free.

Texas State’s Department Of Modern Languages will host the Dia De Los Muertos event, “Dancing with Death: Interpreting The Eternal Message of Funeral Ritual Dances” at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Centennial Hall. Special guests will include Fulbright scholar Komi Begedou and an artistic performance by Grupo Folklorico. Brazilian, African and Cajun cultures will be represented.


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